Kaitlyn Rae takes girl’s night feature at Batavia November 15, 2018

Batavia, NY — After earning minor spoils in her three most recent outings, Kaitlyn Rae returned to her winning ways in the $9,500 fillies and mares Open Handicap pacing feature at Batavia Downs on Wednesday evening (Nov. 14). Kaitlyn Rae (Drew Monti) left with little opposition from Hey Kobe (Kevin Cummings) who was content to sit the pocket trip for the duration. Seeing no one … Continue reading Kaitlyn Rae takes girl’s night feature at Batavia »

Iyq Yqr wins third straight at Batavia Downs November 11, 2018

Batavia, NY — Despite a substantial step up in class, Iyq Yqr held to script and went gate to wire to win the $11,000 Open Handicap pace on Saturday night (Nov. 10) at Batavia Downs. Iyq Yqr (Denny Bucceri) got away sharply off the gate, took the lead and rolled through the first two turns with no pressure at all. That came when Cool Like … Continue reading Iyq Yqr wins third straight at Batavia Downs »

$7,000 guaranteed Pick-5 Saturday at Batavia Downs November 10, 2018

Batavia, NY — As a result of no one selecting a winning combination in the early Pick-5 at Batavia Downs on Friday night (Nov. 9), there will be a $2,756 carryover and a $7,000 guaranteed early Pick-5 pool when racing resumes at 6 p.m. on Saturday (Nov. 10) at the oldest lighted harness track in America. Saturday’s guaranteed pool is also part of the USTA’s Strategic … Continue reading $7,000 guaranteed Pick-5 Saturday at Batavia Downs »

Bioness stays perfect at Batavia Downs November 10, 2018

Batavia, NY — When French-bred trotter Bioness last competed at Batavia Downs he won the $15,000 Schroeder Invitational trot in October. On Friday (Nov. 9) he stayed undefeated at the Genesee County oval by taking the $11,500 Open Handicap trotting feature under a slick drive by his young reinsman Hunter Oakes, over a very sloppy track. When the wings folded Bioness started the long trek … Continue reading Bioness stays perfect at Batavia Downs »

Sportsmuffler strikes again in Batavia mares feature November 8, 2018

Batavia, NY — Sportsmuffler remained the mare to beat in Western New York after scoring her second straight top class distaff pacing feature victory at Batavia Downs on Wednesday night (Nov. 7). Getting away fourth, Sportsmuffler (Billy Davis Jr.) watched as Machin Marley (Kevin Cummings) flew to the front and guided the field’s fortunes to the half in a tepid :58.3. Shortly after that marker, … Continue reading Sportsmuffler strikes again in Batavia mares feature »

Lucky McTrucky trips out to Batavia feature win November 4, 2018

Batavia, NY — After some early maneuvering, Lucky McTrucky got a perfect trip en route to winning the $10,500 Open Handicap pacing feature at Batavia Downs on Saturday night (Nov. 3). Cool Like Fire (Billy Davis Jr.) took the early lead but soon yielded it to Lucky McTrucky (Drew Monti) past the eighth pole. Then just before the quarter, Davis pulled Cool Like Fire and … Continue reading Lucky McTrucky trips out to Batavia feature win »

Southern Palms narrowly wins Batavia feature trot November 3, 2018

Batavia, NY — After getting the perfect trip, Southern Palms had just enough at the wire to win the $8,800 Open II Handicap trotting feature at Batavia Downs on Friday evening (Nov. 2). The race played out quite simply: Barn Winner (Ray Fisher Jr.) went to the top and Southern Palms (Kevin Cummings) got the perfect pocket trip. After Fisher cut fractions of :28.1 :58.2 … Continue reading Southern Palms narrowly wins Batavia feature trot »

Sportsmuffler splashes to victory at Batavia Downs November 1, 2018

Batavia, NY — It was a dark and stormy night in Genesee County and the track was sloppy at best. But that didn’t stop the top side-wheeling mare Sportsmuffler from out-dueling three rivals at the wire to win the $10,400 distaff pacing feature at Batavia Downs on Wednesday night (Oct.30). After a two-week layoff, Sportsmuffler got away third while Kaitlyn Rae (Ray Fisher Jr.) drove … Continue reading Sportsmuffler splashes to victory at Batavia Downs »

Lucky McTrucky, In Runaway Bay N dead-heat at Batavia October 28, 2018

Batavia, NY — Big moves and strong drives couldn’t separate the top two pacers in western New York this week as Lucky McTrucky and In Runaway Bay N hit the wire at the same time in the $11,000 Open Handicap pacing feature at Batavia Downs on Saturday night (Oct. 27). It took a quarter of a mile but Lucky McTrucky (Drew Monti) finally got to … Continue reading Lucky McTrucky, In Runaway Bay N dead-heat at Batavia »

$4,000 guaranteed Pick-5 Saturday at Batavia Downs October 27, 2018

Batavia, NY— As has been the case so many times this meet, the early Pick-5 was not hit again on Friday (Oct. 26) and as a result, there is a $1,839 carryover and a $4,000 guaranteed pool for the early Pick-5 when live racing resumes on Saturday night (Oct. 27) at 6 p.m. That wager will be part of the USTA Strategic Wagering Program with … Continue reading $4,000 guaranteed Pick-5 Saturday at Batavia Downs »